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Gun-Toting Protesters Invade Michigan Capitol Building


Protesters, some armed with automatic weapons invaded the Michigan Capitol (State Parliament) to protest at the State Governor wanting to extend her lock-down powers.

It is illegal to carry placards into the legislature, as they might damage the paintwork but open carrying of guns is legal in Michigan.

Michigan is the 10th State in the US by population with approx. 10 million people, but the 7th in terms of the number of COVID-19 cases with 41,379 cases and 3,789 deaths up to today.

It was the centre of auto manufacturing in the US, and so has suffered as a ‘rust-belt’ state with the decline of US manufacturing.

Interestingly 55% of the population support the lock-down as against 24% who oppose it.

It is hard to see this ending well.

www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/apr/30/michigan-protests-coronavirus-lockdown-armed-capitol

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